Sports coordinator Andrew Pettit sets equal playing field for women

As a kid, Andrew Pettit loved baseball. But he knows not everyone is given the opportunity to play. His most obvious example is his own mother, Karen.

She showed him her old baseball gloves and shared her love of the game, says Pettit. But she was also disappointed, Pettit recalls, because she never got to play as there were no girls’ leagues then. As a girl growing up in the 1950′s, the idea of playing in a boys’ league in the pre-Justine Blainey era was still unmentionable. For the 10-year old Pettit who grew up watching his sister playing sports, he found it odd.

Full article at Illuminessence.